September 9, 2010

Grilled Shrimp Brochettes

I have not always been a fan of shrimp but this grilled shrimp over an Asian Vegetable Salad is heavenly. My boys love when I found these baja shrimp on sale I snatched them up and began to grill.
The recipe comes from a cook book I have been cooking from most of this summer called Ultra-Metabolism Cookbook.

Grilled Shrimp Brochettes (pg 97)
Mix together:
1/4 olive oil
2 t minced oregano
2 t minced parsely
1 t minced garlic (or more if you like)
1t lemon zest
1/2t crushed red pepper
1/2t salt
1/2t black pepper
Toss the shrimp in this olive oil mixture and let set for 1 hour.

While the Shimp is marinating prepare a salad....I made the Asian Vegetable Salad also from the Ultr-Metabolism cookbook.

Asian Vegetable Salad (pg 82)
In a large bowl mix together:
1/4 pound snow peas
2 cups napa or savoy cabbage
1/3 cup julienne carrot
1/3 cup julienne cucumber
3T scallions
2T minced cilantro
1Tminced mint
a handful of grape tomatoes or chopped red pepper for color

3T sesame oil
1T Tamari
1T Rice wine vinegar
1T fresh lime juice
1/4t black pepper

Then grill the shrimp and assemble onto a plate


  1. Uhm...why wasn't I invited for this dinner?????? making my mouth water at 10:28 at night.

  2. You made both my husband and I cry this evening! (And then I saw these pictures and instead my mouth just watered. :) )

    But really - you have no idea the timing of your life giving, strength giving words. They were pure gold to us tonight. Yesterday marked one year to the day of our new choices and your words were a piece of the tapestry in confirming we are not alone or crazy. :) OKay, latter is debatable, but THANK YOU. Much, much love.